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Former Sony president Phil Molyneux joins Will.i.Am's wearable startup

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:30
Phil Molyneux, the man who led Sony into the 4K era as its chief operating officer and president, is making a surprising move for his next gig: He's now Will.i.am's right-hand man for i.am+, the musician's wearable technology startup. Molyneux joined...

Google's bringing sponsored app placements to the Play Store

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:05
Google is about to allow software companies to promote their apps on the Android Play Store, a space that was previously off-limits for advertising. That means alongside regular search results, you'll soon see apps from companies with the biggest mar...

Watch WH Smith's incredible 1988 video game sizzle reel

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 13:40
"Konami's latest coin-op hit bursts onto your computer screen. Beyond infinity lies the evil galaxy dominated by the forces of the despotic Salamander. A hero must persuade his compatriot to join him on a journey into hell and beyond. To defeat this ...

Google is merging its European operations

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 13:11
Google and Europe. It's a bit of a bumpy relationship. Things like the right to be forgotten and good old anti-trust issues are challenges the company has little choice but to divert resources to. Things are only made more complex by the fact that Go...

BBC iPlayer apps now offer live channels based on where you live

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:48
If you're on the move or struggling to gain control of the TV remote in your living room, the BBC's iPlayer apps are an easy way to watch its live programming. The problem, until now, has been that the mobile apps would only let you stream the Englan...

Google's newest AI can beat your Atari high-scores

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:17
Most people's anxieties about AI concern computers realizing they don't need humans and wiping us out. It probably never occurred to anyone that, as soon as they discovered beer, Netflix and video games, that computers would ditch plans for world dom...

O2 brings Tu Go calls and texts to the web

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:41
With Tu Go, O2 customers have been able to make calls on their laptop or send texts using a tablet for some time now. It's a simple service, but it always required a separate app to get things done. Luckily, that's changing today, after the operator ...

Google advises towns that want Fiber to 'make it easy' or 'enjoy your TWC'

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:32
Want Google to bring its Gigabit internet service to your area? You'll have to convince your town to follow Selena Gomez's sage advice: If you want it, come and get it. Speaking at a Washington DC conference, Google Fiber's VP of Access Services Milo...

BBC warned that the licence fee may soon come to an end

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:10
The licence fee that funds most of the BBC's programming has long been a contentious issue in the UK. For some, it's a safeguard for the broadcaster's most valuable work, while for others it's an increasingly outdated and unfair tax, penalising those...

Smartphone chips are about to get better at Gaming, Twitter and Netflix

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:00
There's been a lot of talk about how phones from certain manufacturers can sense when you're running benchmarking software and will artificially inflate its performance accordingly. It's been a problem for some time now, but the industry appears to b...

Facebook rolls out new tools to help prevent suicides

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:21
With over a billion users, Facebook plays an important role in keeping people connected. It serves as a place to share good news, but also provides a platform for users to request support from their digital peers. The company is keenly aware that it ...

Police kill money-stealing botnet that infected millions of PCs

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:44
Europol and police forces across Europe have shut down Ramnit, a botnet that infected up to three million computers world-wide. The virus, generally installed by email phishing attacks or rogue sites (please stop clicking on attachments, whoever your...

WhatsApp makes web client compatible with Firefox and Opera

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 08:25
Next time you have to access WhatsApp on your desktop, you won't need to fire up Chrome if it's not your preferred browser. The messenger's web client now works on both Firefox and Opera, giving you more choices on the computer, though you'll still o...

The Secret Service will start testing drones near the White House

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 07:40
The Secret Service has just announced that it'll conduct a series of drone tests in typically flight restricted areas in DC. Why? Well, the announcement was pretty vague, but it did come a month after an intelligence officer drunk-crashed a DJI Phant...

WSJ: YouTube isn't making money, even with a billion viewers

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 06:50
Despite "Gangnam Style" having over two billion views, hosting countless other viral clips and netting over a billion users per-month, YouTube can't seem to turn a profit. How's that? Well, after paying for the infrastructure that makes Google's vide...

Paris spooked by mystery drone flights

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 05:03
Paris has an unusual (and rather nerve-wracking) flying robot problem on its hands. Residents have spotted drones illegally flying over city landmarks over the past two evenings, including hotspots like the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides military museum...

Daily Roundup: Lenovo gets hacked, we explain Magic Leap and more!

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 04:09
Lenovo experiences a bizarre hacking, Inspector Gadget makes a comeback and we do our best to explain what Magic Leap is. All this and more awaits you in our Daily Roundup!...

LG's premium smartwatch now comes with LTE and mobile payments

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 02:59
Believe it or not, LG already has an upgraded version of its luxurious Watch Urbane: meet the Watch Urbane LTE, a souped-up version that focuses on speedy mobile data. The timepiece (which isn't using Android Wear) isn't as substantial a phone replac...

Tinder-like Cute or Not app lets you rate pet photos

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 02:37
In an unsolicited, but appreciated move, the folks at BuzzFeed have graciously created an app specifically for me. It's called "Cute or Not" and it gives me yet another avenue to share photos of my pup, Oliver. Surprisingly, though, the iOS app is al...

Samsung wants to put 128GB of fast storage in your next phone

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 01:56
It's no longer hard to get a hefty 128GB of storage in a smartphone, but that doesn't mean you'll enjoy it. What's the point of all that extra space if your phone chugs handling huge games and 4K videos? Samsung has clearly anticipated this problem, ...

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